Shears loved this dry, claptrap way of announcing his triumphs.
My dears, do let me beg of you not to be caught by claptrap.
Confound you, do you know who you are talking to, Mr. Claptrap?
I'm getting further and further away from this century and its claptrap.
The retort is on a par with the proposition, and both are claptrap.
"I guess we'd better shet her claptrap once and fer all," he said.
Mr Erman despises the common trick and claptrap resorted to by vulgar writers.
It was a claptrap, and meant to obtain popularity and assist the Ministerial interest at the election.
But it dared an extremely non-popular subject, and treated that subject with an audacious disregard of anything like claptrap.
The Governor-General used to say they were vulgar and that it was all claptrap, but that never seemed to me quite fair.